Hello. I am a Family Solicitor and a Family Mediator, working at Ridley & Hall LLP solicitors in Huddersfield.
I have over 20 years (I’ve stopped counting!) of dealing with family cases such as divorces, children cases, and dealing with financial issues on separation and divorce. I have acted for many separating couples over the years, and have represented Grandparents, and other family members trying to see their Grandchildren. I have also helped many clients fleeing from domestic violence and start new lives on their own.
I have been a mediator for the last 10 years, and have helped a lot of couples during that time try and resolve the issues that they are finding difficult. Again, this can be disputes about how to separate the finances when they divorce, what arrangements they make about their children.
I am a specialist accredited member of Resolution, for children and finances, which means that I had to sit an assessment and keep up to date with the law in these two areas. I am also a member of the Family Mediators Association, and I am a complaints adjudicator for them.
At Ridley & Hall LLP I am a team leader for Mediation and am a member of our Family team.
I have two children, who have very active lives – one is a member of the local triathlon club, and the other is an avid dancer – so you could call me a part time dance mum as well!